• JA SHAH Plant Pathology Research Institute, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • MD KHAN Department of Botany, Bacha Khan University Charsadda (BKUC), Pakistan
  • AUH SHAH Agronomy Forage Production, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • I FATIMA Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • S FATIMA Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • B AHMED Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • M AKRAM Agronomic Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • U SALEEM Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Z BATOOL Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • T MAJEED Soil and Water Testing Laboratory, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute Faisalabad, Pakistan




Northern leaf blight, Maize, Fungicides, Exserohilum turcicum, disease, Mancozeb, tilt


Northern Leaf Blight of Maize (NLBM) is a serious disease of Maize crop in Pakistan. The disease causes heavy losses in maize crop every year. To avoid this loss, a research experiment was conducted to check the efficacy of four fungicides and one control against Turcicum Leaf Blight of maize. The experiment was tested against the maize variety Malka-2016. The trial was conducted at Research Area of Plant Pathology Research Institute, Faisalabad, from 2021 to 22. The result of experiment showed that DithaneM-45 (Mancozeb), Tilt 25%EC (propiconazole), Score 25% EC (Difenaconazole), and Topsin-M70%WP (Thiophenate Methyl) significantly reduced the northern leaf blight disease of Maize and increase the yield.  Dithane M45(Mancozeb) controlled the disease by 86% over control ,followed by Tilt (Propiconazole) by 79%, Score (Difenaconazole) by 71 %, and the least effective fungicide was Topsin-M 70% WP (Thiophenate Methyal) which control the disease by 68%.


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How to Cite

SHAH, J., KHAN, M., SHAH, A., FATIMA, I., FATIMA, S., AHMED, B., AKRAM, M., SALEEM, U., BATOOL, Z., & MAJEED, T. (2023). EVALUATION OF FUNGICIDES AGAINST TURCIUM LEAF BLIGHT OF MAIZE CAUSED BY EXSEROHILUM TURCICUM. Biological and Clinical Sciences Research Journal, 2023(1), 482. https://doi.org/10.54112/bcsrj.v2023i1.482

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